The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #70587   Message #1206026
Posted By: Amos
12-Jun-04 - 11:52 PM
Thread Name: Song Challenge! Part 97
Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 97

Revealing the Great Divide


(Tune: Across the Great Divide, Kate Wolf)
(Click above to play)



I've been walking this highway line
Bagging litter for my county service time
Orange jumpsuit is all I have to show
For deciding to wear my pants down low

I've been sifting roadside trash
Been in trouble since the sheriff saw my ass
Just a po' boy from a bayou town,
Looking chic by letting pants hang down

CH:   But now I see how it's gotta be
       Now I find myself sorry I defied
       The cop who warned me not to
       Reveal the Great Divide

My dad was a plumber, to the end
And I grew up serving as a plumber's friend
And he showed his butt crack every day --
So I guess I thought it was the nach'l way

But when I moved to New Orleans
Thought I'd see some of those boob-exposin' queens
Found they had changed things on the left
Outlawed folks from even showin' a little cleft!

CH:   But now I see how it's gotta be
       Now I find myself sorry I defied
       The cop who warned me not to
       Reveal the Great Divide

All I wanted was to score
Thought I'd work it like I'd done a dozen times before
If the saggy style made them glow,
Then down the streets in lowslung pants I 'd go!

But somehow here, things have changed
And the people here dress all uptight and strange
When the local sheriff saw my butt was draggin'
He threw it into the back of his hurry up wagon

CH:   And now I see how it's gotta be
       Now I find myself sorry I defied
       The cop who warned me not to
       Reveal the Great Divide